Where does the name Nikhef come from?
The National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Nikhef, has a long history. The name comes from its former name, the National Institute for Nuclear Physics and High-Energy Physics. In 1998, following the closure of Nikhef's own electron accelerators MEA and AmPS, the nuclear physics research stopped and that is why Nikhef now uses the name National Institute for Subatomic Physics.
What does LHC stand for?
How many collision take place in the LHC per second?
At peak intensity about 600 million at each of the four interaction points.
What experiments are carried out at the LHC?
CMS, ATLAS, ALICE, LHCb, LHCf, TOTEM
How much did the LHC cost?
About € 6,000,000,000 (6 billion euro)
Is the LHC safe?
Yes, read the CERN brochure.
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